Considered by many to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, “Mother Courage
and Her Children” is a boisterous comedy filled with original songs set against the
backdrop of the Thirty Years War.
The action follows the fate of the indomitable Mother Courage as she follows one luckless
army after another across a war-torn world in her canteen wagon. Written in a little
over a month in response to the Invasion of Poland by the German armies of Adolf Hilter
in 1939, “Mother Courage” is one of nine plays Brecht wrote in resistance to the rise
of Fascism and Nazism. “Mother Courage and Her Children” still resonates today as
the world continues to grapple with these forces and the moral implications of war.
Directed by Drama faculty member Carl Forsman.